MSN Radio is dead, and Live Maps with slightly new search box

So MSN Radio died. Here’s the message I got:

                             

Too bad. I actually preferred MSN Radio’s sleek black look, compared to Pandora’s "slightly different look". I loved listening to Pandora on MSN Radio. Pandora’s site has this really ugly Spartan look. When will they make a WMP 11 add-on? Oh well.

Live Search Maps also got a slightly revamped search box to make it more consistent with the latest Live Search UI. Here it is:

                 

  Not too bad. The search box is bigger, so it’s more easier to type in words. Though I can’t help but feel the top portion is slightly larger than it was previously, which in turn means less map view.

Personally, I think the big white space, between the search box area and the map view area, is a waste of space. It does display words relating to the search query, but I think the UI could shorten up a bit? Like this:

                    

Do you think the Live Maps UI looks better this way? Being more compact, and giving a bigger map view would be great to me.

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